The Elimination Food Plan

An elimination food plan (a.k.a. the elimination diet) is one way for doctors to pinpoint a possible cause of a medical problem. This part of a treatment plan takes a methodological approach to [...]

Milk Thistle: An Introduction

When it comes to our bodies, we have an incredible immune system in place to combat disease and ailments. That’s why humans are able to live such long and healthy lives. The cornerstone of this [...]


Echinacea, when used properly, represents a powerful tool in the fight against the common cold and influenza. Unfortunately, echinacea became the subject of controversy due to the herb’s side [...]

Acid Reflux (GERD)

Heartburn occurs after someone eats certain meals and the stomach acid doesn’t react well to the food. In some instances, heartburn may occur at particular times of day. The most common remedy is [...]

Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health

For many Americans, health problems can be linked to the foods we eat. The Western diet unfortunately consists of many refined, manufactured and processed foods.  Considering this, the [...]

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine is a philosophy and practice of the medical arts that integrates all aspects of a patient’s healing. This healing-oriented medicine takes into account the whole person.


Integrative medicine practitioners can help people heal from osteoarthritis by taking into account a patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being on the journey to healing. People have [...]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

As many as 30 to 50 million people in the United States may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This medical condition also shares similar symptoms to other problems, such as Crohn’s disease and [...]

Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches affect about 18 percent of women, 6 percent of men and 10 percent of children in the United States. Migraines differ from normal headaches in that the pain is acute and it [...]

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